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  A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I have only written four songs in my whole life, but I have written those four songs a million times.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  You cant be wise and in love at the same time.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn't allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - dont back down and dont give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Music can save people, but it cant in the commercial way it is being used. It is just too much. It is pollution.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I accept chaos, I am not sure whether it accepts me.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I have never written a political song. Songs cant save the world. I have gone through all that.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  It is peculiar and unnerving in a way to see so many young people walking around with cellphones and iPods in their ears and so wrapped up in media and video games. It robs them of their self-identity. It is a shame to see them so tuned out to real life. Of course they are free to do that, as if that's got anything to do with freedom. The cost of liberty is high, and young people should understand that before they start spending their life with all those gadgets.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  You dont need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Morality has nothing in common with politics.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Swallow your pride, you will not die, it is not poison.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I will die like a poet.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Sometimes it is not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things dont mean.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I am against nature. I dont dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  The picture you have in your mind of what you're about will come true.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  When I first heard Elvis Presley's voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift... and may you be forever young.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Money doesnt talk, it swears.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People can learn everything about me through my songs, if they know where to look.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  It is a wicked life, but what the hell, the stars ain't falling down.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  A lot of people cant stand touring, but to me it is like breathing. I do it because I am driven to do it.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  The road out would be treacherous, and I didn't know where it would lead but I followed it anyway. It was a strange world ahead that would unfold, a thunderhead of a world with jagged lightning edges. Many got it wrong and never did get it right. I went straight into it. It was wide open. One thing for sure, not only was it not run by God, but it wasn't run by the devil either.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  All I can be is me - whoever that is.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Dont criticize what you cant understand.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used. It's just too much. It's pollution.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Money doesn't talk, it swears.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn't allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  The road out would be treacherous, and I didn't know where it would lead but I followed it anyway. It was a strange world ahead that would unfold, a thunderhead of a world with jagged lightning edges. Many got it wrong and never did get it right. I went straight into it. It was wide open. One thing for sure, not only was it not run by God, but it wasn't run by the devil either.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used. It's just too much. It's pollution.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  People have different emotional levels. Especially when you're young.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  It's not easy to define poetry.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.  
 -  Bob Dylan